Islam - The Only Life Style For Ultimate Success
Fasting, A Gift From Your Creator
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Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. It has been an integral part of all major religions. The Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) fasted for forty days before he was called to prophethood (Matthew 4:2). Similarly Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) fasted for forty days and nights before he was given the Law (Exodus 24:18).
Controlling Desires.... Fasting in Ramadan is a part of the broader program that Islam prescribes for man to fulfill his moral and spiritual destiny in this world and in the Hereafter. It is the special worship designed to develop in man the ability to exercise self-restraint and patience for the pleasure of Allah, man's Creator, Lord and Nourisher. Its objective is to give man the power to keep in check his unruly desires and tendencies that make him prone to greed, revenge, anger, provocation and fear; that make him commit various sins, acts of aggression, cruelty and oppression. It seeks to free the human soul and lends it the moral and spiritual strength to promote beauty, harmony, kindness, peace, compassion and justice. The Qur'an says:
" We sent Our Messengers with clear signs and sent down with them the Book and the balance (of right and wrong), that men may stand forth in justice." (57:25)
Fasting for Taqwa.... Prescribing fasting the Qur'an says:
"O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint." (2:183)
Islam - The Straight Path
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Peace and blessings be on all the prophets of God.
" ... Allah named you Muslims earlier and even in this (Book - The Quran)..." (The Quran, 22:78)
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